Hunt for Happiness Week: High School Activities
- Unexpected Happiness— Have students hunt for happy moments in UNEXPECTED places. Examples include: Cancer centers, the Salvation Army, CPS, hospital trauma centers, the jail, family court, treatment centers. Students can take photographs or video tape happy moments then label them with the Thirty-one Types of Happiness. Another option is to create an Unexpected Happiness Paper or web page with the written stories to distribute to fellow students.
- Happy Moments in History — Students could research the happiest moments in their schools, city, states, or nations history. Have them look for moments that are beyond relief (i.e., end of war and the like). Include moments of celebration, satisfaction, or fun.
- Hunt for Happy Tunes— Students would interview radio on-air personalities about the tune that puts THEM in a happy frame of mind, and perhaps then the D-J’s could encourage listeners to call-in and explain their favorite happy song, and WHY. Students could be reminded that this applies to all genres of music: country, rock, classic rock, oldies, adult contemporary, classical, hip-hop, Christian music, etc. They could also “Name Their (Genre) of Happy Tunes” in completing the assignment by listing their favorite songs and their words. Tunes can also be matched to the Thirty-one Types of Happiness. These songs could also be played in the school cafeteria during Hunt for Happiness Week.